Added Storage for pup

Discussion in 'Cargo Carriers / Bike Racks / Other Storage Option' started by Bradley E Dixon, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Bradley E Dixon

    Bradley E Dixon Member

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    Ahh another project almost wrapped up.
    Been trying to sort out how to maximize the space available to haul gear for setup and teardown . Most of what we needed took up a lot of space in the truck, and required considerable time packing and unpacking when we decided to head out. I wanted to be able put all the gear somewhere and leave it with the camper in one place......
    Took advantage of one of my coworkers who put his awesome 15+ years of fabrication skills to work and welded in a new 2" hitch receiver with reinforcement from 13/16" - 1 1/2" angle iron to my existing rear bumper and boxed camper frame. (Heavier frame due to its toyhauler capabilities...but unfortunately has a really light- weight bumper)
    After that he helped me install my new cargo carrier/cargo box combo. Secured with a hitch stabilizer and a little paint.....
    It doesn't move...at all. The whole objective was to make sure there wasn't any "bounce" in the assembly....and there isn't.
    All I have to me mindful of is that I'm a little longer when towing.
    Wanted to share.
     

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    Awesome !
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Looks and sounds like you have found an answer to your storage problem. Remember when you load the box that tongue weight (at least 10% ) is important to keep the unit from swaying
     
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    I should add that when I first bought this pup to address the limited storage, was when I added the front Carlson RV front cargo tray last fall to haul my generator
    But due to the configuration of the pup's front hitch I was unable to use all the mounting/bracing hardware, so I ended up using a small ridgid tote to put gear in.
    Unfortunately, it wasn't big enough to haul some of the gear/accessories we needed

    I not planning on throwing 500lbs creating unfavorable weight distribution or sway when towing.
    The front open 9ft deck still has lots of room and cargo weight capacity if I only haul one of my 700LB ATVs.
    Oh I forgot to mention that I can relocate the rear box to the front deck if need be and fold up the carrier into a "transport" mode.

    It's all good
     

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